This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak
All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:
In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
Yep I think we found a match! I will ask Paul if his friend is an "okie" but when he texted me that we were on NM together I figured it had to be you! When he called me this morning he said his friend had just got orders to the same place. I was concerned he would be going out all by himself [ what a mom i am- he's 23 for goodness sakes!]. I just texted him to ask your question.
Ok he just texted back is your son David Ruppert? He didn't know what an "okie" was!!!!
Linthicum is near Baltimore- about 45 min away from us.
Well that is great that the guys have someone they know going to the same place. Paul PIR'd 5/26. Went in 4/5/10. His PIR group was one of the ones who finished early. Can't remember the term they use at the moment.
I asked a question on the Great Lakes group and one of the ladies is an officer at GL and gave me some great info about what Paul will be training for. Go on that group and read about it. Do you know what David's NEC number is?
Kathy, they do get happy to see their new "ship" on the school side of the base; a microwave, frid and a few roommates is such a nice change up after bootcamp and throw in that laptop and cell...heaven! Our son is an FC and when he went to his C school - he even had his own washer and dryer! He called us three times the first night he arrived just in awe of the accomodations. Another reason why you son is so happy as it was taking MONTHs for them to class up and just recently they have narrowed that window to two week start date. Ohhh, we understand that Army/Navy ribbing - our son in law is Army (in Iraq) and ironically both he and my son share the same name...Nick. Guess that is to keep me confused!!! You'll enjoy the group - lots of good sharing there and everyone will be happy to hear that your son is classing up already!
Hi, wanted to welcome you to AECF group! Looks like you son just PIR-ed? We know how proud you must be of him! Is he going to be an ET or an FC when he graduates from A school? Our son is an FC and my hubby was for 10 years as well so we are partial to that rate but both rates are great rates with lots of schooling on the front end. Our group is an active one, stop by often and don't hesitate to ask questions. Have you met Lori in Oklahoma group - her son is an FC as well and she has a lot of experience as a Navy mom.
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!